Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
How turn-of-the-century libraries found a new resource in photography.
America's famous road west celebrates a birthday.
Works by three Lutheran artists who shaped the early religious environment in the upper Midwest are on display in Iowa.
A photographer documents neglected churches in the Arkhangelsk Province.
A cache of ancient papyri goes online.
Alaskan natives reflect on Russian colonization and indigenous identity in a new exhibition.
Cossacks became cowboys in Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
White Russians, academics, and others found an unlikely path to freedom.
Miller inspires his collaborators with his approach to the creative process.
The ordinary is lifted to the level of metaphor in Miller's work.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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